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ahrogers
ahrogers
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Hello all!

I have always had trouble staying asleep and was wondering what mattress people like. My last two have worn out within a year and I weigh less than 150 pounds so it shouldn't be doing that. I have been sleeping better since going to a neurologic chiropractor the last couple months but the trough worn into my mattress is still bothersome. I also just started Gabapentin at bedtime to help with vertigo from my MS and that seems to be getting me more deep sleep. I am hoping a good mattress might be the final thing to get me restful sleep.

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Iona60

I have found that the most comfortable thing for me is an air mattress on top of the mattress, on my side of the bed. We have folded the prior memory foam over to just my husband's side. An $8 Walmart mattress lasts me about 6 months. I've tried more expensive air mattresses and they don't last me any longer. Let me know if you try it.

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to Iona60

I hadn't thought of this. I always sleep good on a air mattress when we camp. I will give this a try. Thanks!

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Iona60
Iona60
in reply to ahrogers

Hope it works for you. I tried so many mattress combos with memory foam or other toppers. The air mattress is also easy to take with you when traveling.

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carolek572

I bought a Tempurpedic (R) mattress about 2 years ago. A very good mattress but it was very pricey. I would constantly be waking up when my spouse would move. This mattress doesn't do that. :-D

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falalalala

We bought a memory foam mattress a few years ago and still like it.

Ironically, I can't remember the brand or where we got it.:D

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to falalalala

Lol, we got a memory foam mattress top but I can still feel the trough under it. It is under warranty and a technician is coming to look at it. Hopefully I get a new mattress and then will put the memory foam back on top. If it happens again I need a new option

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falalalala
falalalala
in reply to ahrogers

Hopefully, it will work out.

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Lilith08

I don't know if it's about a particular brand but I had bad luck with the "newer" mattresses that you don't flip. (I say "newer" because this was about 12-15 years ago. How time flies!) It seemed like all the mattresses were being made really thick, with plusher tops, and exactly the same thing happened to me, with a trough appearing after just a few months' use. I know one was a Sealy and I think the other one was an Englander. I was, fortunately, given a second-hand, flippable mattress that I've been using ever since; this one may also be Englander, but obviously of a completely different style.

I think the next time I buy a mattress, if they're still making these silly plush mattresses, I will look for a foam mattress. That's what I had in my college dorm and I loved it.

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to Lilith08

I totally agree!! That is why I got a mattress without a pillow top but it is not flippable. Wish I still had my old mattress from back in the day!

Conspiracy to sell more mattresses!

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CalfeeChick
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in reply to Lilith08

We have a Sealy cushion top that is flippable, but it's going on 15 yrs old. We both feel like we're going to slide off!😊😉 I would certainly like to have one that I could raise up just my side at night. I've been watching all the sales and hope to get a new bed soon!

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CynthiaS

After months of checking out beds and sleeping on childhood flip able extra extra firm mattress (had company over). Still felt great and familiar. Also wanted cooling feature, spring hybrid -went with stearns & foster through Costco. Well worth it! Ten year warranty! :D

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to CynthiaS

Cooling feature would be great, I am hot when I sleep but cold all day. I know I am getting sleepy when I start feeling hot 😁 thanks for the info!

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Iona60
Iona60
in reply to ahrogers

Air mattress is also cool as it seems to take on the temperature of the room. I have to sorry with a quilt on top of it you the winter.

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CalfeeChick
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in reply to CynthiaS

Thanks for the recommendation, will check them out!

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CynthiaS

I am the same way. I also got diagnosed with MS in May 2014. I had gotten my disability, made purchase possible.

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to CynthiaS

What a small world, I was diagnosed in June of 2014

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mrsmike9buffering

August, Same year!!!

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ahrogers

Wow, all in a row!

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lbenmaor

When we moved into our new home we purchased Sealy mattresses.

All of us are very comfy. It's nice and firm. If you also need a pillow

I strongly suggest Ugh side sleeper pillow. I had been using the same pillow

for at least 18 yrs. and decided it was time to replace it.

I hope that's helpful.

Best Wishes,

Leslie

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to lbenmaor

I am a side sleeper and always trying to find a better pillow. Thanks for the info!

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lbenmaor
lbenmaor
in reply to ahrogers

You will sleep like a baby! It's so comfortable. I found mine on line at Bed and Bath.com.

Let me know if you get it.

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to lbenmaor

I already went online to find it 😁 Bed Bath and Beyond don't have it in stock in King size but found it on Ebay. I am going to order when I get paid again!

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lbenmaor
lbenmaor
in reply to ahrogers

I hope you enjoy it. Did you see the pillow?

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to lbenmaor

I saw a picture of it in its packaging

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Texandyroe

We bit the bullet and paid the $$$ to get a Sleep Number bed. After spending the first week or so figuring out my number, I have been sleeping better than I have in years. It’s pricey, but worth it, I think. And guaranteed for 25 years.

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to Texandyroe

I have wondered about the sleep number but haven't known anyone who had one. Thanks for the feedback!

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Texandyroe
Texandyroe
in reply to ahrogers

We decided that if we were going to pay the big bucks, we would go all out and get the split king. Hubby’s side is a much different number, and we both sleep so much better. There’s even a “snore button” on the controller where you can raise the head of his side of the bed if/when he starts snoring, and it works great!

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to Texandyroe

Sounds perfect!

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Nana5B
Nana5B
in reply to Texandyroe

We also bit the bullet and splurged for the Sleep Number, after going through several mattresses way too quickly. Ours is the split king. I am a side sleeper, too. I found a good, firm pillow at Target that is not very expensive. Thus, I can replace it as frequently as needed.

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to Nana5B

My current pillow is from Target but it was still over $30. It is pretty good but I would like something better. The Ugg pillow is only $50 for the king size so worth giving a try.

Thank you for the feedback. I think I will save up for the Sleep Number split king mattress!!

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kdali

Tempurpedic. I’m still sleeping well on the one I bought in 2003.

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sashaming1

You can purchase a 2" thick foam pad to put on top of your existing mattress and see if this helps. FYI.

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to sashaming1

I tried that but can still feel the trough. Plan to put it on the next mattress and hope it doesn't wear a trough in the top.

Thank you!

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AngieRowe

Sleep number

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RoyceNewton

costs an arm and a leg but IMHO tempurpedic is the absolute best

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mrsmike9buffering

To those of you talking about a trough in your bed. (I worked in the office of a mattress factory for 21 years.) It means you are what people call a "dead sleeper". You climb into bed, get comfortable, and then stay in the same position pretty much the entire night. You don't roll around a lot. Your mattress conforms to how you sleep. If you were baking a pie and making pie crust you would roll your rolling pin back and forth to make it even, not just let it stay pretty much in the same spot. You are supposed to turn your mattress (if it's a flip-able one) end to end and side to side periodically.

Saying all of the above, when my son was staying at Shriner's in Chicago and we stayed the night before at a Ronald McDonald house. I never slept better! I asked them what mattresses they used (I looked for the tag but they had covers zipped over the mattresses). They told me that Tempurpedic donated them. Want one!!!

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ahrogers

I actually wake up several times a night and turn over. I wish I was a dead sleeper 😁 my sheets always get turned sideways and twisted under me. I have to get the top back at the head of the bed every night 😃 I never had this problem with older mattresses only the ones in the past 5 years or so.

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kerry0915

I purchases a Purple mattress 2 yrs ago and it is still in same shape as the day I got it

I was diagnosed in July of 2001 so I have been thru many

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ahrogers
ahrogers
in reply to kerry0915

My chiropractor said he recently got a Purple mattress and likes it.

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IFwczs

On Tempurpedic, I was a permanent fixture at the chiropractor's for years. Life has changed with Saatva:

saatvamattress.com/mattress

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Ohmywhynot

I also had trouble sleeping, but got a purple bed a year ago, and haven’t slept better for years, I also got the original bed, before they came out with another version which is twice the price, and very happy with what I got. Good luck!

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